Joe Biden BLASTS Failed Obama Economy: “Devastating for Workers” – “I’m Mad, I’m Angry” (Video)
We understand, Joe. We’re all angry.
** US workers today make less than they did when Obama took office. Average pay in real terms slumped 4 percent from 2009-14, according to the National Employment Labor Project.
** Labor Participation rate is stuck at a 38 year low.
** The percentage of working age Americans who are actually working has barely risen from the depths of the last recession.
Today Joe Biden slammed the Obama economy, saying it is, “Devastating for workers.”
Biden spoke at a Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh this morning.
Biden says he’s mad and angry.
Sounding very much like a candidate for president, today Vice President Joe Biden spoke at an AFL-CIO Labor Day event in Pittsburgh, Pa. “I’m mad, I’m angry,” Biden thundered, attacking the U.S. economy as “devastating for workers.”
Biden, who is openly considering running against Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary, thanked “my friend” Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. “
“There wouldn’t be a single basic right, from a 40-hour week to sick leave, there wouldn’t a single basic right out there … but for labor,” Biden said. “You build the middle class. That’s not an exaggeration.”
The vice president also attacked growing inequality.
“Let me tell you something, man,” Biden said. “The tax code’s not fair. The wealthy aren’t paying their fair share.”
“Today 1 percent of Americans owns 40 percent of all wealth in America,” the vice president said. “A level playing field doesn’t exist.”